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Repair of BMW ABS+ASC controller 34511164897

By · July 25, 2015

Tagged: My 1998 318is Technical Tips

The ABS+ASC warning light has been stuck on in my 1998 318is coupe since I bought it. When I checked the fault codes the error was a fault with the pump unit.

Bypassing the BMW E36 passenger seat occupancy sensor

By · July 22, 2015

Tagged: Technical Tips

The airbag warning lights on both of my BMW 318is's have been on for some time now and, because I now have my 4-door 1997 model up for sale, I thought it was time I did something about it.

Front control arm bushing replacement for my E36 BMW 318is coupe

By · July 6, 2015

Tagged: My 1998 318is

Last time I had a wheel alignment done the mechanic told me that my front lower control arm bushings were worn out and were in need of replacement. The ball joints and control arms themselves were otherwise in good condition.

Fuel gauge problem for my BMW 318is E36 coupe

By · June 17, 2015

Tagged: My 1998 318is

My fuel gauge in my 1998 BMW 318is coupe stopped working the other day.

M44 to M50 clutch replacement for my supercharged 318is

By · April 1, 2015

Tagged: My 1998 318is

I finally got around to having the second hand M50 dual mass flywheel and clutch kit fitted today.

Battery drain problem on my 1998 318is

By · February 20, 2015

Tagged: My 1998 318is

The other night I noticed an unusual whirring noise from the engine area on my 1998 BMW 318is coupe. I assume it was one of my idler pulley wheels which I have previously noticed as being noisy and needing replacement.

Update on my 1997 318is sedan

By · February 3, 2015

Tagged: My 1997 318is

After several months of excessive noise due to the previously mentioned cracked exhaust manifold, my 1997 318is sedan is now fixed and quiet again.

Top 3 performance modifications for a street driven BMW E36

By · January 23, 2015

Tagged: E36

If you are looking for the best modifications you can do to your BMW 3 series from 1991 to 1997, here's my top 3 list for the modifications that you will notice the most improvement.

Updates on my two 318is'

By · January 10, 2015

Tagged: My 1997 318is My 1998 318is

It has been a while since I posted any updates about either of my 318is', so here's a bit of a summary on what has being going on with them.

Common problem with M50 vacuum connector

By · July 10, 2014

Tagged: My 1991 325i

There's a common problem with the BMW M50 engines as fitted to the E36 320i and 325i, and the E34 520i and 525i. On the intake manifold there is a air pipe connection that over time can come loose.

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About me
John Avis I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.
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